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April 2015

April 2015

  • March 6, 2013 - December 31, 2015

    Animal Encounters at the Orpheum

    Wednesdays & FridaysCome learn about the Orpheum’s animals! The Orpheum Education Team will talk to visitors about our animals, followed by an animal feeding time. Participants will take a closer look at our aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons, and corn snake. 

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St, Champaign , IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • March 17, 2014 - May 6, 2015

    World War I with America's March King

    John Philip Sousa and his band joined Charles Dillingham’s extravagant Broadway-style revue, Hip! Hip! Hooray!, for its opening in New York’s Hippodrome on September 30, 1915 and performed two concerts, with the exception of Sundays, daily until June 3, 1916. Dillingham’s spectacular included an elephant show, high wire acts, theatrical ice skating, flower ladders, and comedic and vaudeville routines.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Bldg., Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • May 18, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    CU Sunday Market

    Every Sunday

    Come out and shop from local farmers and vendors. Shopping, Music and food. 8am-4pm (EVERY Sunday, year round) Where: Fluid Event Center 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • July 1, 2014 - June 24, 2016

    Pogo Studio: Capturing the Sounds of the Champaign-Urbana Music Scene 1985-2014

    Pogo Studio was established in downtown Champaign, IL, in 1985 and quickly earned local, regional and national recognition for its finely crafted recordings and its owner’s easy-going nature.  The studio remained a fixture of the community’s music scene and a valuable resource for regional recording artists for nearly thirty years. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 19, 2014 - August 3, 2015

    Professor Harding and the Illinois Bands During WWI

    As war enveloped much of Western Europe in 1914 and 1915 our country struggled to justify its involvement in this conflict and our national leaders overwhelmingly favored peaceful negotiation as the only logical way to end Europe’s war.  However by 1916 Germany’s military had devastated large portions of Belgium and France, and presented a serious threat to Great Britain as well as commercial shipping across the north Atlantic. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • October 27, 2014 - September 25, 2015

    Many Voices: The Great War in America's Songs

    When World War I began in 1914 the United States proclaimed that it would follow a policy of strict neutrality “in thought and deed,” and President Wilson firmly believed that peace was the only course of action needed to resolve the European conflict. Many Americans felt the same way, but as the war’s atrocities, both fictional and real, were publicized, some politicians and military leaders began to voice their support for military intervention.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Bldg., 1103 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • January 16, 2015 - May 5, 2015

    "Prairie Skies"

    Every Friday

    A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight from your backyard. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, and children under 12, all at the door. No shows on February 6, March 6, March 27 and April 3.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • January 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015

    East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange

    For over a century, the University of Illinois has played a leading role in the promotion of educational exchange with China. UI President Edmund James was a leader in the movement to open US universities to Chinese students in 1906, when US policy toward China was very restrictive in this area. This exhibit tells the story of how James’ vision led the University of Illinois to become one of the most significant destinations for Chinese students during the early decades of the 20th century.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Artists Including Me: William Wegman

    Originally a painter, contemporary artist William Wegman became well known for photographs of his Weimaraners. Categorized as a minimalist and conceptual artist, his works often times suggest a surrealist absurdity. Throughout his career, Wegman experimented with different media—video, photography, drawing, and painting—and over the years these four types of media have converged.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | MetaModern

    Modernist design, that radical and iconoclastic break with the past, is now itself a thing of the past. Perhaps sufficiently so that over the last few years, artists have been treating modernist designs as icons themselves, and incorporating them—sometimes literally and often conceptually—into their own work. These recombinations and modifications result in an entirely unique mix: a meta-modernism in which the original source is changed, self-referential, abstracted.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Speculative Visions of Pragmatic Architectures

    The university’s faculty within the detail+FABRICATION Program of The Illinois School of Architecture are exploring the role of fabrication and making. Rather than privileging finished products, objects, or built work, these designers are placing an increased focus on the process of making as a means for surveying alternative outcomes.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Versions and Revisions

    Meant as a complement to both "MetaModern" and "Artists Including Me: William Wegman", this exhibition displays works from the permanent collection that directly reference canonical works of art, specific artists, and art historical styles. Some artists convey a sense of adoration for their subject—playfully or with great reverence—while others use their works to critique society, religion, or even the art historical canon.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • February 11, 2015 - January 15, 2016

    The Red Cross: A Soldier’s Best Friend

    Clara Barton, who earned recognition as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her humanitarian service during America’s Civil War, founded the American Red Cross in May 1881 as an associate relief organization of the International Committee of the Red Cross Organization.  However, unlike its international associate, the American Red Cross devoted most of its early service efforts to provide relief for those individuals from the United States affected by natural disasters, such as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.  During Americ

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1103 South 6th Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/
  • February 17, 2015 - August 1, 2015

    South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan & Bangladesh

    Quiltmaking is an integral and vital part of South Asian culture. Much the same as here in the West, quilts serve both functional and symbolic purposes. They provide warmth as well as a comfortable place to sit; and they also commemorate special occasions and tell the stories of the lives of their makers. The seams that bring together different pieces of fabric in a quilt also represent the seams that bring together this vast region—its people, its cultures, and its shared tradition of extraordinary textiles.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • March 5, 2015 - May 21, 2015

    Japan House Tea Ceremony

    Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.

    Join us for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado, or the Way of Tea, is one of the most ancient and revered arts of Japan. During the ceremony, you will be served a bowl of matcha tea and a Japanese sweet.

    Reservations are recommended because we sometimes sell out. Call with your credit card information in order to make a reservation. Refunds will be given if you cancel the day before the ceremony (by Wednesday at 3:00 for a Thursday tea, and by Friday at noon before a Saturday tea).

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu
  • March 31, 2015 - December 31, 2015

    Orpheum Toddler Tuesday

    Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.

    Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 346 North Neil , Downtown Champaign , IL 61820, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • April 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015

    [Art @ Y] "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

    Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

    Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 17, 2015 - May 14, 2015

    [Art @ Y] "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

    Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 24, 2015 - May 15, 2015

    Free Afternoon Yoga @ Krannert Art Museum

    Fridays at 12:00 p.m.

    Krannert Art Museum provides weekly opportunities to practice yoga: one exclusively for museum members and one open to the public.

    These classes introduce participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing poses (asanas), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing.

    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/
  • April 25, 2015 - May 16, 2015

    Yoga for Kids on the Farm

    Yogakids on the Farm is a series of fun classes centered around yoga and other healthy life activities with elements of nutrition and wellness education.

    YogaKids on the Farm blends the benefits of yoga to children with the education and therapeutic benefits of connecting to nature by hiking,  interacting with farm animals, gardening, and other enriching farm based experiences. We also include art and craft projects in our programs.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 1062 County Road 2125 E, Sidney , IL
    Website: yogaforkidsonthefarm.com/
  • April 28, 2015

    UI Jazz Combo Concert I

    Students in these small jazz combos have the opportunity to hone their technique and work on tight arrangements. World-renowned faculty musicians lead them through classic charts by influential writers such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie plus current compositions.

    The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • April 28, 2015

    UI Campus Concert Band and UI University Concert Band

    These traditional bands include strong players who perform music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions, and modern pieces.

    This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including a 20 minute intermission. 

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • April 29, 2015

    UI Hindsley Symphonic Band and UI British Brass Band

    This band includes strong players who perform music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions, and modern pieces.

    This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes and includes a 20 minute intermission

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.org
  • April 29, 2015

    UI Latin Jazz Ensemble

    Tito Carrillo leads the UI Latin Jazz Ensemble on works with South American, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, and traditional jazz influences.

    The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.org
  • April 29, 2015 - May 27, 2015

    C-U Comedy presents Stand-Up

    Every Wednesday Night at 8:00 p.m. at SOMA Ultralounge

    Every Wed Night C-U Comedy runs the Weekly Stand Up Showcase featuring performers from Comedy Clubs and Showcase Shows. The best part: There is no cover charge! 

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: 320 N Neil St, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cucomedy.com/
  • April 29, 2015 - April 30, 2015

    University of Illinois Web Conference

    The University of Illinois presents its 16th Annual Web Conference. This incredible event is an affordable two-day conference for web designers, developers, content managers, and other web professionals within higher ed and beyond. Registration includes admittance to our catered networking reception on day one, along with breakfast, lunch, and general conference admittance on day two. Pre-conference workshops are available on day one for an additional charge.

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: 1900 South 1st Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: webcon.illinois.edu/
  • April 30, 2015

    Spirited Fun for the Run

    Join us for a night of socializing, drinks, appetizers, and music with 100% of proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Learn about the Champaign to Peoria St. Jude Run. Tickets are $15 and $5 for kids 12 and under. Mixology 101 class is $10 per person. Learn to make your favorite drinks!

    Buy tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirited-fun-for-the-run-tickets-1618997264...

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 2511 Village Green Pl, Champaign IL , IL
    Website: custjuderun.org
  • April 30, 2015

    KAM Chamber Music Series: Singing in the Spring

    Join us for "Singing in the Spring," a free opera performance by Lyric Theatre @ Illinois faculty members Sarah Wigley Johnson and Michael Tilley. Presented as part of the KAM Chamber Music Series, this Lyric Theatre concert is free and open to the public. Seating will begin at 6:30 pm; the performance will begin at 7 pm.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/
  • April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    In a loving send-up of the frivolous musicals of the Jazz Age, past and present hilariously collide in this tuneful and masterfully meta musical! A die-hard musical theatre fan is playing his favorite cast album “The Drowsy Chaperone,” on his turntable, and as he listens, the musical literally bursts to life in his apartment, telling the story of a vivacious Broadway starlet trying to find her true love! Throw in a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone, and you've got an evening of musical comedy gold!

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: theatre.parkland.edu/
  • April 30, 2015

    UI Wind Orchestra

    The outstanding musicians in the UI Wind Orchestra excel at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music’s reaches as they undertake works for large or small groups, traditional pieces, and new compositions. Music majors and nonmajors in this Illinois Bands ensemble have performed throughout the state.

    The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.org
  • April 30, 2015

    UI Jazz Saxophone Ensemble and UI Jazz Guitar Ensemble

    Reeds and strings take the lead when these student jazz ensembles head into the Studio Theatre.

    The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.org

April 2015